News In Brief: Telefonica, Aricent, Motorola, Telstra, Nextgen Networks

Telefonica will bid for one of three cellular licenses up for grabs in Costa Rica, going head-to-head with America Movil, Millicom, Cable & Wireless and Digicel, according to local reports. Winners will be announced November, with services due to start next September.
 
Aricent has boosted its OSS practice with a mobile service assurance division, which will focus on optimizing network and service quality.
 
Motorola expects to be able to sustain a 16%-17% operating profit margin from its enterprise unit into early 2011, according to co-CEO Greg Brown.
 
An alleged leaked draft of the latest version of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) treaty has removed the provisions placing the onus for policing piracy on ISPs.
 
Australia's NBN has won a reprieve, and Telstra's separation appears inevitable, after the incumbent Labor Party was returned to government with the support of independent MPs.
 
Nextgen Networks has demonstrated the delivery of broadband traffic at 100G over its backbone network, in conjunction with Alcatel-Lucent.

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